Miami HEAT to play Orlando Magic in exhibition game at KFC Yum! - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Miami HEAT to play Orlando Magic in exhibition game at KFC Yum! Center

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Following last year's sold-out NBA game at the KFC Yum! Center, the Miami HEAT is returning to Louisville for a preseason matchup with in-state rivals the Orlando Magic on October 7, 2015.

The Miami HEAT's roster includes veteran leaders Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as well as Heat 2014 first-round draft pick guard Shabazz Napier. Orlando Magic's star players Nikola Vucevic, Elfrid Peyton and Victor Oladipo will lead Orlando's team on the court at the KFC Yum! Center. Victor formerly played at Indiana University and was selected as the 2013 second overall draft pick.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 29 at 10AM at the KFC Yum! Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

KFC Yum! Center General Manager Dennis Petrullo said that local fans were a major factor in the NBA's decision to bring a preseason game back to Louisville.

"The Miami HEAT are only able to play one preseason game away from their home arena and they chose the KFC Yum! Center," Petrullo said. "It's a huge testament to the fans and the city of Louisville that such an impressive professional basketball team wanted to come back and play here again."

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